The Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B+ Media Center Is Here!
The Raspberry Pi™ is a low cost, credit card sized computer with big features! Capabilities like built-in word processing, spreadsheets, image editing and compatibility with many standard computer peripherals makes the Pi a formidable option for those who like to keep computing small and simple. This kit includes everything you need to get started using the Raspberry Pi™, including a mini keyboard with touchpad. Just hook up to your monitor to start computing.
Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B+ Single Board Computer thinks it's a Home PC
The Raspberry Pi Series are credit card sized computers that have changed the world. Linux Operating system based, it is perfect for tinkering with electronics, and learning how to program. Millions and Millions of these Raspberry Pi™ Bare Bones Single Board Computers have been sold!
Raspberry Pi Computers are often used by Hobbyists and Students to learn about Computer Hardware and Software and they can be a lot of fun!
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is a single board computer that has an ultra low cost, compared to typical home computers. The primary reason for its creation was to give kids a low cost computer with which to learn how to program.
It's got a beefy ARM8 64 bit Quad Core Processor running at 1.4GHz (13% faster than the B+ Model), with 1GB of RAM, and most of the same type of ports that a larger home computer would have, so you can use some peripherals you probably already own.
Generally, Raspberry Pi computers run a Linux operating system and can play games, run word processing and spreadsheet programs. You can also use a Pi to control electronics, timers, LEDs and other components and devices; often remotely.
Part of the fun comes from learning the core skills of computing, computer languages and playing with technology at a more intimate level not experienced in modern Desktop and Laptop PCs.
Just Getting Started With Raspberry Pi™?
Check out this Quick Start Video at www.raspberrypi.org
MCM Electronics has a great Web page called, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
Raspberrypi.org's Help Page is one of the best place to answer your initial questions and get started with your Raspberry Pi™: http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/.
There are hundreds of thousands of Posts on their Raspberry Pi™ Forum Section.
The Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B+ is a bare bones Single Board Computer System that does not work by itself, right out of the box.
Several additional pieces of hardware, including some that you may already own, are required to use this computing device, depending on your projects and requirements.
Most Projects require at least this additional hardware:
- Small Touchscreen Display
- Display Monitor / HDTV / Projector with:
- HDMI In port or a Composite Analog Video Input w/ Stereo Audio In
|Make and Model||Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B+ Single Board Computer Start Kit|
|Operating System||Noob OS preinstalled on included 16GB microSD Card|
|RaspBerry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer|
|Processor||Broadcom BCM2837B0 1.4GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 64-bit SoC|
|Graphics||CPU Integrated Broadcom Video Core IV GPU|
|Memory||1GB RAM Memory|
|LAN||1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port|
|Wi-Fi||Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2 w/ BLE|
|I/O Ports||1x 40 pin GPIO (26 pin compatible)
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x Micro SD slot
1x HDMI port
1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
1x Combined 4-pole Stereo Audio / Composite Video port
1x Micro USB Power port
1x CSI camera port for optional Raspberry Pi™ camera
1x DSI display port for optional Raspberry Pi™ Color Touch Screen Display
|Mini Wireless Keyboard|
|Keyboard||81 Key Keyboard
Large TouchPad doubles as a 2 Button Mouse
|Raspberry Pi Case|
|Case||Transparent Pi Case Included|
|External Power Supply||AC Power Adapter:
Output: 5Vdc @ 2.5A, 12.5W
|Dimensions||85 x 56mm|
This Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Media Center includes:
- 1x Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B+ Single Board Computer
- Mini Wireless Keyboard with integrated TouchPad Mouse / 2 Button Mouse
- 1x Translucent Pi™ 3 Model B+ Case
- 1x 16GB microSD card pre-loaded w/ NOOBS OS Image
- 1x HDMI Cable
- 1x AC Power Supply (5.25Vdc @ 2.5A)